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GR8 JOB!: Region 8 students recognized nationally for journalism

MONETTE, AR (KAIT) -

Journalism students at Buffalo Island Central are getting national attention.

Mrs. Tracey Yates' team of only 5 students are producing the high school's newspaper, yearbook and have received 14 national awards.

Camden Metheny is a junior at BIC and said they enjoy the work they're doing.

“It's definitely a different experience, you get to travel all over the place and meet interesting people and just do a whole lot of fun stuff,” Metheny said. “I mostly like the photojournalism, taking photographs and stuff.”

Among his many awards, Metheny was chosen as Photojournalist of the Year.

He said this is something he plans to pursue in the future.

However, Metheny said there may by those who may not really want to choose journalism as a career.

Joanna Perez is also a junior in the program and thinks those people should still consider journalism as a course to take.

“It's an amazing thing because you like get to say a person's story,” Perez said. “You get to show what they're about and you get to find out stuff that you never would like find out if you weren't in journalism.”

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